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RE: Less fails with link error

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> From: 	Ronald Landheer-Cieslak[SM]
> Reply To: 	cygwin@cyg
> Sent: 	6. avgust 2003 18:15
> To: 	David Balazic
> Cc: 	cygwin@cygwin
> Subject: 	Re: Less fails with link error
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 05:45:23PM +0200, David Balazic wrote:
> > I just selected the latest version of less ( by clicking on its name to
> > cycle versions ).
> > There was no warning that it is incompatible with the cygwin version.
> Cycling through the versions is a dangerous thing these days - you should
> only
Is there any other way to get from some version selection back to "Skip" ?
If it is dangerous, then it should be disabled or accompanied with a

> do it if you know what you're doing. The version Setup proposes is the one
> you
> should normally use, because it's the one the maintainer wants you to use.
> The
> maintainer is usually right about what you should use..
There was no note saying that the maintainer prefers one version over
They all were offered to choose from.

> > > You used Setup to install, didn't you?
> > yes.
> > > Use cygcheck to get the version of less, then :)
> > I llearned something new.
> > rpm would catch the incompatibility though :-)
> versioned dependencies in Setup are a work-in-progress *and* require the 
> maintainers to put them in the setup.hint files. Neither is magic.
> IIRC, rpm doesn't use any wizzardry either: versioned dependencies are the
> maintainer's job.
> As for the state of progress on versioned dependencies in Setup (before
> you 
> ask) IIRC it needs testing more than anything else - but one of the Setup
> people will surely correct me if I'm wrong..
Well I guess I just tested it :-)

> rlc

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